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To all the people of Deloitte & Touche:
Many of you have asked how we as a Firm, and you as individuals, can honor David Suarez, our colleague who died in the September 11 terrorist attack at the World Trade Center in New York. The outpouring of sympathy and support from so many of his friends within the firm attests to what an outstanding individual David was. I am pleased to announce an opportunity for all of us to remember David as so many of you have requested. We have worked with David's family and David's alma mater, Penn State University, to establish the David Suarez Memorial Scholarship.
Through this endowed scholarship, worthy students who meet criteria established by the Firm and David's family - criteria that relate to David's values and personal commitments - will be selected to celebrate his memory by furthering their education.
If you would like to contribute to the David Suarez Memorial Scholarship, please make your check payable to Penn State University. It is important that you note "Suarez Memorial" on the front of the check to direct your contribution correctly. If you prefer, you can make your donation by credit card. You will receive an acknowledgment of your gift directly from the school.
In addition, the U.S.-based Deloitte Foundation will match contributions
by U.S. Firm staff who make donations of $50 or more and U.S. Firm
partners and directors who make donations of $250 or more. Those in the
U.S. Firm, regardless of where they work, should complete the matching
gift form and include it with their contribution.
The Dave Suarez Friends and Family Memorial Scholarship Fund has been created to collect contributions to fund a set of scholarships in Dave's name.
After talking with Mr. Suarez and others, the decision was made to establish a fund with the goal of creating two scholarships in Dave's name. One will be awarded to a graduating senior at the West Windsor-Plainsboro High School in New Jersey and another will be awarded at Penn State among the groups that Dave was a part of. Both will be awarded based upon an applicant's embodiment of the values that Dave found to be important. Since Deloitte Consulting and AIG have both created scholarships in Dave's name that serve the general Penn State student body, we felt that these were two areas where we will make a difference.
The fund has been set up through the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation, a non-profit foundation associated with Dave's and my fraternity. All the activities of the scholarship fund are controlled by a committee consisting of Mr. Suarez, Mike Eskra, and three other close friends of Dave. All donations can be sent to:
The Dave Suarez Scholarship Fund
c\o The KAO Educational Foundation
PO BOX 1865
Lexington, VA 24450
Please make checks payable to the 'KAO Educational Foundation' and include "The Suarez Scholarship Fund' in the memo. All donations are tax deductible and the foundation will return to you a letter indicating that. Our goal is to raise an initial $25,000 to fund these scholarships.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Also, please pass this along to anyone who is not available through the regular high school communications chain. I am confident that this endeavor will preserve Dave's memory for the future. Thank you very much for your contribution.
David Suarez Memorial Services
Last week's terrorist actions at the World Trade Center tragically claimed one of our own, David Suarez, 24, while he was in a meeting with our client, Marsh & McLennan.
David joined the firm in August 1999 as a bright, young, highly talented, campus recruit from Penn State. Over the past two years, his performance truly exemplified the very attributes our practitioners aspire to achieve. His clients and colleagues consistently considered David a top performer, resulting in his promotion to Consultant last month. Clients that he served include AMES, Chase, and Marsh & McLennan.
In addition to exemplary client service, David was very active in the firm in many different ways. He was an active member of my current Managing Director Advisory Council (MDAC), he represented the Chadds Ford office on the Global Systems Analyst Advisory Council (GSAAC), he participated in the Hispanic Network (HNET), he volunteered at New York Cares, and very recently he was accepted for the firm's MBA Education Assistance Program.
Two memorial services have been planned, one in Chadds Ford by Deloitte, and one in Princeton Junction by the family. Both churches have a large capacity, and the family has invited everyone who can to attend.
We will be having a memorial service for David on Friday, September,
21st in Chadds Ford at 10am at:
St. Cornelius Catholic Church
110 Ridge Road
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
The family will be having a memorial service on Saturday, September
22nd in Princeton Junction at 10am at:
St. David the King Catholic Church (directions are attached)
1 New Village Road
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
David will be greatly missed by all of us. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Suarez family in these very difficult times.
Homi D. Kapadia
David S. Suarez, 24, died while working in Tower 1 of the World Trade Center on Tuesday, September 11, 2001.
Born in Dover, New Hampshire, he attended West Windsor-Plainsboro High School, Class of 1995, where he was co-captain of the wrestling team and involved in numerous activities. Active in the Boy Scouts, he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.
David graduated in 1999 from Penn State University, majoring in industrial engineering and was a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity. He was employed by Deloitte Consulting and was working as a member of the Marsh, Inc. Oracle team.
Son of Theodore and Carol, brother of Bryan and Kristen, grandson of Henry and Mary Lou Imp and Manuel and the late Josephine Suarez, nephew of Raymond and Barbara Imp, cousin of Katherine and Brandon Imp, and godson of Raymond and Catherine Imp. He is also survived by a large extended family.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. David the King Church, Princeton Junction, NJ on Saturday, September 22 at 10:00am.
Donations may be made in Davidís memory to: New York Cares (where David
was a volunteer), attn. development dept, 116 East 16th St, Floor 6, NY,
NY 10003 or Anchor House Foundation (a shelter for runaway children), PO
Box 2357, Trenton, NJ 08607.
10/04/01 The Industrial and Manufacturing
Engineering Department has a memorial page on their web site.
10/08/01 The Centre
Daily Times article on Dave Suarez.